Abstract Landscape Painting – “New Path”

New Path Abstract Landscape Painting

New Path
Original size: 24 x 24 inches
Original medium: Acrylic on gallery canvas: ©2008
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Purchase Original: $500

This painting ended up having the beautiful tones, thick texture, and the simplicity that I have a hard time parting with. Yes I would like to keep this one. 🙂 But I won’t. It might be hard to tell from this picture, but the sides are painted brown, not black.

side view
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“Gold Sun” – Contemporary Landscape Painting

Gold Sun Contemporary Landscape Painting
Gold Sun
Original size: 24 x 24 inches
Original medium: Acrylic on gallery canvas: ©2008
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Purchase Original: $900

I spent a lot of time building up the texture on this one. I really wanted to add a tree or some kind of identifiable object, but every time I added something it just didn’t look right. Sometimes, even though it feels right, it’s hard to keep something simple. As simple as this painting looks, building up the glazed layers of acrylic paint on top of thick dark layers of paint was a challenge. Quite the opposite of what you should do. As any artist knows, lighter transparent paint on top of dark paint does not go over very well. I had to constantly re-introduce my whites. But it was fun. I captured the look I was going for and that’s all that matters.

I hope you like it. I think the canvas gained 10 pounds from all the paint I added to it. Here take a look at the depth of the paint in the sky:

Gold Sun Detail

 

 

Amazed in Nature – Clearing The Mind & Closer to God

"grass meets sky" abstract landscape painting
Grass Meets Sky
Original size: 12 x 36 inches
Original medium: Acrylic on gallery canvas: ©2009
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Nature can strike me with awe and wipe away my foolishness. I know at once when the word “woah” flows through my being and out through my throat, I am left with another moment in nature where I have once again partook in the opportunity of resetting my foolish “worry clock.” Realizing yet again life is not exactly what I think it is, my wisdom is squat next to God’s, and all the worries of the world are but a buzzing of noises that restrict me from the ocean of pure silent unending peace. Peace that was once drifting overhead amongst the stars and peace that is now found within me.

When I can open up to embrace just a smidgen of God’s amazement in nature, I can only be thankful. Who am I to complain at all? I have a life. I am alive. And I am even fortunate to be in good health and aware enough to see the generosity of love all around me.

In these moments of “nature wowing” I get a warm tingle in my spine. After I descend from the mountain, traverse back up stream, and tuck into the confines of my dwelling, I am fresh. I have been rebooted and I truly start anew. Does everyone have this ability? How many people experience this sensation? I am not sure. All I know is Nature, coupled with amazement, and sprinkled with the acknowledgment of God is wonderful and could very well make the world a better place if done just a little bit more.